This lighthouse was originally built in 1840. It remained active until 1889. In 1925 the lighthouse was bought by the Stonington Historical Society. It opened as a museum in 1927. It was added to the National Register Of Historic Places in 1976.
The lighthouse was replaced when they built and activated the Stonington Breakwater Light. The lighthouse museum is opened for 6 months out of the year.
The lighthouse actually sits a little bit off the point. The lady in the museum told us it had been reconstructed and moved from the point. If you are going to visit this lighthouse/museum, take water st all the way to the point (the end). There is a medium-sized parking lot where you can get some great views of Stonington Harbor. Parking is free.
Once you are done taking pictures at the point, head back up the road about 200 yards and the lighthouse/museum is on your right-hand side. After we walked around the building and took our pictures, we head inside.
7 Water St
Stonington, CT 06378
Date of Visit: 9/21/18
$10 P/Person For Adults To Tour The Museum and Climb The Tower
$8 P/Person For Seniors, Active Military, and Students
$6 P/Person For Children Between 6-12 Years Old
$5 P/Person To Just Climb The Tower
Free For Children Under 6 and Members of The Stonington Historical Society